Welcome to Design Technology & Engineering Teaching Resources


By @MOyebodeTeacher

cropped-dtengineering-logo-square-1.jpgDesign Technology & Engineering Teaching Resources is the home of quality professional teaching & learning resources dedicated to Design Technology (DT) and Engineering.

In the spirit of the Society for Education and Training’s professional standard on collaboration this website was set up to share ideas with other teachers and educators in the design technology and engineering subject field.

6) Build positive and collaborative relationships with colleagues and learners

20) Contribute to organisational development and quality improvement through collaboration with others

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DT & Engineering Blog: NowPresso – First Portable Lithium Battery Espresso Machine


CAD animation of NowPresso – the World’s First Portable, Lithium Battery operated Espresso Machine, compatible with Nespresso® capsules that boils water.


1. Portable and lightweight the XSPROFIX can travel with you wherever you go.

2. Operating from a removable lithium battery means your coffee fix has no boundaries with power not required. Charging time: 2.5 hours.

3. Works with boiled water or boils water on the spot.

4. Full charge using boiled water: 100 cups. Full charge boiling cold water: 3 cups.

5. Fully automated and easy to use system. One button for all functions.

6. Compatible only with Nespresso® capsules means your coffee quality is assured as well as being compact and mess free.

7. Coffee directly pours into the silicon grip drinking cup and detaches for drinking.

8. Travel accessory bags including main carry bag that holds three Nespresso® capsules.

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DT & Engineering Blog: Sophia the Robot


Sophia defies conventional thinking of what a robot should look like. Designed to look like Audrey Hepburn, Sophia embodies Hepburn’s classic beauty: porcelain skin, a slender nose, high cheekbones, an intriguing smile, and deeply expressive eyes that seem to change color with the light. If ever there were a robot with a simple elegance people can’t help but appreciate, it would be Sophia.

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Her creator is Dr. David Hanson, founder of Hanson Robotics and a modern-day renaissance man who has built a worldwide reputation for creating robots that look and act amazingly human. After working at Disney as one of its “Imagineers,” Dr. Hanson aspired to create genius machines that are smarter than humans and can learn creativity, empathy and compassion—three distinctively human traits Hanson believes must be developed alongside and integrated with artificial intelligence for robots to solve world problems too complex for humans to solve themselves.

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Sophia is Hanson Robotics’ latest and most advanced robot. She has also become a media darling, having given numerous interviews to multiple media outlets, sang in a concert, and even graced the cover of one of the top fashion magazines. One of her interviews has generated billions of views and social media interactions. She has also shown her potential in business, having met face-to-face with key decision makers across industries including banking, insurance, auto manufacturing, property development, media and entertainment. In addition, she has appeared onstage as a panel member and presenter in high-level conferences, covering how robotics and artificial intelligence will become a prevalent part of people lives.

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Sophia is an evolving genius machine. Her incredible human likeness, expressiveness, and remarkable story as an awakening robot Over time, her increasing intelligence and remarkable story will enchant the world and connect with people regardless of age, gender, and culture.

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DT & Engineering Blog: Helite Airbag Jacket


Watch a Helite airbag vest deploy in a crash test. Deploying in 80ms the Helite airbag vest protects internal organs from impact damage, stabilizes the neck, spine, and torso, and protect the chest, hips, and ribs. The vest can be reset once it has been deployed in about two minutes with a new CO2 cartridge. Learn more at www.helitemoto.com.

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What is self-efficacy and how can we help our students to get more of it?


What is self-efficacy and how can we help our students to get more of it?

Class Teaching

“If you think you can, you probably can.  If you think you can’t, well that self limiting and self-fulfilling belief might well stop you doing something you’re perfectly capable of doing.”

Albert Bandura

Last week I was fortunate enough to be asked to talk at the Osiris Teaching & Learning conference, with Andy Tharby about our book, ‘Making every lesson count’.   I also had the opportunity to listen to some educational heavyweights such as John Hattie, David Didau and Alex Quigley.  David has written about John’s talk here.

During his presentation, Alex was talking about the idea of ‘self-efficacy’.  This is the optimistic self-belief in our competence or chances of successfully accomplishing a task and producing a favourable outcome – more commonly known as confidence perhaps.  This is an attractive idea, and links to this quote from Dr Lee Elliot Major:

“One of the most inspiring things…

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